The College of Humanities and Sciences offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities annually to currently enrolled students.

Of those, the following are offered to students specifically through the Department of Political Science, though there are more general scholarships in the full scholarship database for which students may qualify, as well. Our scholarships are supported by, or endowed in honor of, alums and former members of our faculty, in a tangible representation of their deep commitment to VCU and to psychology as a discipline.

Visit the links below for the full scholarship/award description, criteria and details on how to apply.

  • Baldacci Political Science Endowed Scholarship: The Baldacci Political Science Scholarship will provide financial support to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Political Science. To qualify, students must be rising juniors or rising seniors, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship will be awarded to ambitious students who are engaged as a volunteer in the community and/or working part-time or full-time while attending VCU.
  • Carol B. Parker Scholarship: The Carol B. Parker Scholarship will provide financial support to academically promising rising juniors or seniors majoring in Political Science. Student recipients must have demonstrated financial need.
  • Victor Humberto Narro Scholarship: The Victor Humberto Narro Scholarship will provide scholarship support to College of Humanities and Sciences students with majors in the Department of Political Science and/or the Department of History and are in good academic standing. To qualify, applicants must be a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (or future name of such program), and/or who are interested in migration studies, and/or who are involved in work or volunteerism at an organization with a mission to serve immigrant communities. Preference shall be for applicants who are rising sophomores.